What budget items can my firm reduce?

CosmoLex Team

While open to change, budgets are an excellent way to anticipate costs and reduce the risk of overspending. However, there may come a time when it’s necessary to cut down on the budget, whether due to reduced income or to meet the goal of becoming more profitable. Wages and benefits You need employees and they need benefits. However, this is … Read More

What type of vendor management policy should our law firm be following?

CosmoLex Team

A strong vendor management policy is the foundation for more than your vendor management practice and vendor risk management software. It also provides important security for your client and workplace information and helps your law firm stay in compliance with data security regulations and the need to protect client information. Law firms vary in their scope and needs, so there … Read More

How can lawyers remotely handle remote client interaction?

CosmoLex Team

Client satisfaction is a top priority, no matter where you’re working from. For law firms who want to keep their clients happy, even if they can’t see them face to face, it’s helpful to have policies in place for every point of contact. Intake and consultations If you want to keep your law firm going, you’ll need to bring on … Read More

What data security best practices should law firms take when working remotely?

CosmoLex Team

With law firms being forced to work remotely, there may have not been considerable time to plan effective data security during the transition. Now that many are becoming used to working remotely, law firms should be paying close attention to keeping their data safe, which can be a challenge when everyone is operating on a different network. When in the … Read More

Are law firms required to provide PPE to their employees?

CosmoLex Team

As law firms reopen across the country, the strategy behind the preparations includes deciding what types of PPE will be required and whether or not the law firm is responsible for providing it. Some examples of PPE include gloves, face shields and face masks. Federal considerations OSHA requirements state employers must “furnish to each of his employees employment and a … Read More

What should law firms be doing to prepare for reopening their offices?

CosmoLex Team

Office reopening guidelines have not been laid in concrete, leaving many law firms interpreting government, CDC and bar associations recommendations to determine their plan of action. Having a plan of action, however, will mean as restrictions ease, if there is a documented process to follow then as soon as the green light to open is given firms can get back.  … Read More

How will COVID-19 change the legal industry?

CosmoLex Team

COVID-19 has impacted the entire world. Among the many industries that have changed, law firms have also adapted. Many lawyers are wondering what long-term impacts these changes will have on the industry. While there are still constant changes, there are a few notable outcomes that will likely stick around. Cloud usage & remote work While cloud-based systems and remote access … Read More

What are options for lawyers when courts aren’t open for trial?

CosmoLex Team

When courts are closed and trials are postponed or held, moving client matters forward can be a challenge. Coming up with alternative options, if your client is open to them, can be a way to still provide a resolution by avoiding formal court proceedings. Depending on the type of law you practice, there are a few options available. Alternative Dispute … Read More

What options do lawyers have aside from in-person consultations?

CosmoLex Team

When an in-person consultation or meeting isn’t an option, lawyers have other ways to connect. For new clients in particular, building a relationship is important. A phone call doesn’t always create a connection as being able to see someone’s face and look at them. For that reason, lawyers can turn to virtual consultations as an option. Video conferencing Today, technology … Read More